Are you fed up with the mess in your garage? Is it difficult to find anything that you want? What you need is a complete overhaul of your garage and to get it sorted once and for all. To help you I’ve compiled a list of some of the best garage organization systems on the market.
Does your car even fit in the garage anymore?
Finally get control of your garage and get everything sorted, you will be so thankful you did this, and it will help you get rid of some clutter along the way.
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Here’s My List Of Organization Systems And Where To Get Them
If you are looking for garage organization systems here’s a list of some of the options to consider.
Under each item I go into detail about the features of each option and the pros and cons too.
- Get your garage in gear with EasyGarage complete system
- Grey 9-piece system from Amazon
- 5 tier storage rack from Amazon for your garage
- Bike wall hanger mount from Amazon
- Tool storage rack from Amazon
- Heavy duty utility storage hooks from Amazon
- Bin racking shelving from Amazon
- Overhead garage storage system from Amazon
- Wall mounted tool storage organizer from Amazon
- Door rack shelving from Amazon to turn your garage door into storage
- Custom work bench and shelving system from Amazon
- Galvanized steel pegboard tool organizer from Amazon
- Ceiling storage heavy lift system from Amazon
- Simple standard shelving systems from B&Q
- 4 shelf high utility storage cabinet from B&Q
Garage Organization Solutions
I think before we jump into looking more in-depth at the products it’s a good idea to think about the different types of garage organizing systems that there are on the market and what the benefits they have.
If you are planning to use your garage to store a car or two, then you need to ensure that there is adequate room for the car and for the doors to be opened, without causing damage when getting in and out of the vehicle.
This means for storage; you need to look at the available space that you have left in which to organize everything you want stored in the garage.
That means you are left with walls, ceiling and the garage door itself.
Yes, you can get storage to fit on some garage doors.
Working Out Your Garage Storage Budget
Don’t forget that you need to work out what you can afford to spend on your garage organization system.
It’s easy to get carried away with getting the right look for your garage but if it’s outside your budget this isn’t going to make your life easier, in fact, it will probably make it harder.
Come up with a budget that you can comfortably afford and stick to it. You might have to shop around to get your garage organization products and it might not look perfect, but breaking your budget is just going to make your life a lot more difficult.
That isn’t what you need at any point in your life.
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Take The Time To Plan Your Garage Organization System
You shouldn’t tackle any project without some sort of plan.
This is true for your garage organization too.
Use these organization tips to sort out your garage.
- Taking an inventory of what you want to store garage is important, you don’t want to buy storage for things you don’t need and don’t want.
- You need to look at what specialist storage you need for certain items, if you store gardening tools in your garage you need to think how you will store these items as they can be bulky and awkward.
By planning what you need will reduce the stress, I know it’s going to be tough actually tackling the task but it will be so worth it in the end.
There are some cool tools that you can use that will help you with planning your garage storage solutions.
You can plan your garage using this tool that lets you design and plan your actual garage; you can even get an expert to take a look at your design to see if what you want is actually feasible.
With EasyGarage systems you can design your whole garage and make it look unique and amazing at the same time. This is a luxury garage storage system and I don’t think you would be disappointed with the quality of the product.
This is a quality product and one that you are not going to need to replace anytime soon, but it’s not cheap.
What You Can Get For Your Money
Packages:There are lots of different options to choose from it really depends on the task it needs to perform and the space you have available as to the option you pick.
Cabinets:Now you have 3 sections to choose from here. Tall cabinets, these are simple and straightforward pantry size cabinets. Base cabinets, these obviously go on the floor and wall cabinets that are attached to the wall. It will depend on the space you have as to how many you want or need.
Slatwall:This is what you fix to the wall to use special fixtures to hang different items on your wall with ease. There are simple hooks that fix into these, baskets, plastic utility bins and even magnetic tool bars. This is what makes a garage look amazing and styled professionally.
This is a quality product and it will come with a hefty price tag, if your budget is tight then you might want to look at all your options before making a decision. The advantages having a quality product is that it’s going to last, as long as you live in the home, your products have a lifetime warranty.
What they are made from: There is a choice of some material but the site states that cabinets are made from ‘3/4″ thick commercial grade composite panels’ but if you require you can have ‘20-gauge steel doors and drawer fronts’ which makes these products secure too. (source of information)
I think you get an amazing product and an amazing garage perfectly organized, however, you will need to do the organizing.
This 9-piece system is ordered from Amazon so you don’t get to talk to the manufacturer or even get to see the quality of the product before-hand, but from the customer reviews I don’t think you will have any reason to panic.
Let’s look at what you get for your money.
9 cabinets in total and all are made from 24-guage steel frames and doors and all cabinets are fully lockable. The cabinets have full length aluminium handles and the stainless-steel worktop is stain resistant too.
The rolling tool cabinet has anti-tip locking canisters for safety and the whole product comes with a lifetime warranty.
I think you are getting an amazing product for a great price too.
Read the Amazon 5 Star ratings for this product.
This is an item that you order from Amazon so you don’t get to touch or feel it to see if it’s what you require before purchasing.
It’s made from metal frame with MDF boards it’s a shelving unit.
The shelves are adjustable and there are rubber feet that you put on to protect the floor.
To make the product taller you have to put two uprights together.
You can have a lower but longer shelving unit if you go half height.
Gloves for assembly are included, but you will need a rubber mallet to get the connections to fit smoothly together.
Reading the reviews of this product there are complete differences in opinion as to the quality of the product, but most people think it’s fit for purpose.
The shelving units don’t fit together, so you would have four separate shelving units, each could be in a separate place or sat next to each other.
I would want to fix these to the wall, especially if I went to units high. It doesn’t tell you in the product description if this is possible though.
Bikes are a pain when it comes to storing them! They are not easy to keep out of the way and to keep them tidy at the same time.
This wall hanging mount has the best reviews and can hold up to 5 bikes, it can get a bit tight and the suggestion is to hang one front and then the second from the back of the bike allowing for handlebars to not get caught together.
This system can hold up to 200lbs of bikes which is a lot. The hooks have locking pins that ensures the bikes won’t move or fall off the rack.
You do need to secure the bracket to the wall, and this will require drilling and placing of the bolts to hold the bracket in place.
If you are concerned about scuff marks on your walls you might need to consider some sort of protection on the wall where the tyres will sit.
Read the 5 Star Ratings for this product.
Having a dedicated space for garden tools will help to keep a tidy garage and having them off the floor and in one place is important, it allows the floor to be swept and for nothing to hide in the jumble of products.
This storage tool rack is made from metal and needs attaching to a wall, this will require some drilling, but once it’s up it’s not going to move and it can hold up to 200lbs in tools!
It comes with 6 storage hooks to hang your tools from and these are held in place with locking pins so that you know they aren’t going to randomly fall off the wall.
The product weighs just over 10lbs, there is no information for warranty of the product though.
This product has the best reviews and is the one I would pick.
If you are looking for something that is cheaper, then attaching your own hooks to the wall might be something to consider.
Not only can you space these out depending on the available space but you could space them to hold more bulky items that won’t store on a traditional tool rack. I was thinking lawn mower with two hooks to take the weight.
But you will need to attach these to the wall securely and this will require a drill and a screwdriver and heavy-duty fixings.
This is certainly an option to consider when planning what you need to store and where things can go.
If you are looking for something that is movable, then this bin racking shelving might be awesome.
It’s self-assembly the shelving is steal with a platinum epoxy protection.
It includes 16 plastic bins that fit on the lower shelves and there are labels too for these bins.
However, on reading the reviews some people are happy with the quality of the product others have stressed how difficult it is to build on your own. If this is something that you choose make sure that you have help to build.
Read all the reviews for the bin racking shelving.
Don’t forget the space above your head when it comes to garage organization!
You can get some amazing pieces to store just about anything, but I really like the look of this over-head storage system.
It looks solid and you can adjust the height of the drop down which means you can store bigger items if you have the height in your garage.
You will need to ensure that you install it correctly as you don’t want it to fall down when you start to put items on the rack for storing.
Don’t want to lift the heavy items up to the storage system? Then why not consider one that comes down to you?
This over-head storage system has steel cables and is able to lower the shelving down so you can load and unload the storage items easier and safer.
However, the reviews suggest that you would need to use a lot of fixings to secure the bracket to the ceiling and some have even suggested concerns over some of the components being unsuitable for the task.
I know this tool storage system is what my husband wants in the garage.
It has 5 slots so that it can hold rechargeable drills in the slots for ease of access. It does require self-assembly, but if you are storing drills etc you should have these already.
I’m in love with the look of this item and its practical too.
If you have fishing rods and find them difficult to store you need garage door racking! This is a simple way to get your rods off the floor and in a place where they are safe and secure.
The company is very responsive and is amazing according to the reviews which is so good to hear.
If you want to build your own custom bench and shelving, then these workbench legs and shelf supports are perfect.
It doesn’t come with the wood, it’s just the legs to support the bench. This does give you the flexibility to create something that is custom to your needs.
A wooden peg board in a garage would not be strong enough to hold tools and equipment but this steel peg board is going to make a perfect addition to any garage organization system.
The edge of the metal is sharp so care to protect your hands is a must.
If you have ever thought about a simple shelving system that allows you to choose how many shelves and the distance they are apart, then you need this type of storage.
You need to secure the shelving support directly onto the wall, this is metal and often comes in different colours. Then you use specific shelving supports that clip into this back support before attaching the shelves of your choice.
You buy these separately and this allows you to have complete control of the design.
This system has been around for a long time and is a classic look and style.
This 4 shelf storage cabinet is one of the cheaper products and if you read the reviews it’s a good idea to check that the item is in one piece before you take it home. It seems a lot of people have purchased the item and it’s been damaged before taking it out of the box.
Let’s take a look at the specifications of the item.
It is designed to take 25kg per shelf, another 15kg on the top of the cupboard and 20kg on bottom. It comes with a 5-year guarantee, this is good if there is any damage when purchased you should be able to get replacement parts easily. The handles are aluminium, and this gives you some potential for security so you can lock it.
If you want to fix it to the wall these are sold separately, in my opinion this should come as standard in the fixings as it can hold a lot of weight and could be deadly if it toppled over.
I think the disadvantages for this product is that it’s plastic, these do tend to break and the amount of weight in which it can hold is going to be subject to how you feel the shelves hold up.
The advantages of this product is the price but you get what you pay for in this case.
Before you start buying items create a plan of the space that you have and what you need to store. The simplier the plan the easier it will be.
Come up with a budget on what you are comfortable spending on organizing your garage and search for as many organizing hacks as you need for your space.
Shop around and look at different options before you make your purchases look for products that show the ease of assembly on the instructions before you buy.
Have plenty of time to organize and get your garage looking amazing.